Retrofitting – learning for North Yorkshire

Friday 19th November

Swainby Church Hall, Church Lane, Swainby DL6 3EA


Climate Action Stokesley and Villages (CASaV) is very pleased to be able to host Jonathan Atkinson one of the Directors of Carbon Coop in Manchester to tell us about the award winning people powered retrofitting that they have set up in Manchester, focusing on how such a scheme is set up and how it operates. The UK has over 29million homes that require retrofitting, Carbon Coop has developed a process which is successfully retrofitting houses at scale, locally in North Yorkshire few houses have been retrofitted, so we hope to explore the potential to do more locally, get inspiration and set challenging but realistic expectations of what could be achieved.

Who should attend:

If you are interested in improving retrofitting in your locality and / or you already have great retrofitting going on locally which you can connect others to. CASaV is keen to both learn from best practices locally and across the UK, as well as improving the local network so we can better help each other.

Obviously in a 1-hour meeting Jonathan won’t be able to tell you how to retrofit your house, so we expect to be inspired by the houses that Carbon Coop has retrofitted, but more than this learn about how they have managed to not just do one house but do it for many houses.

Please could you contact us if you plan to attend, just to give an idea of numbers.

Looking forward to seeing you in Swainby on 19th.

Jonathan Atkinson:

Since completing a degree in Environmental Biology Jonathan Atkinson’s career has crossed boundaries and disciplines. He worked at two research co-ops, Ethical Consumer Magazine and Corporate Watch and in 2002 co-founded UHC Collective, a multidisciplinary art and design project. Jonathan’s interests lie at the point where urban development, art, community and politics meet. Throughout his career he has explored the potential for co-operative and collective action to create change.

He is a co-founder of Carbon Co-op, a board member and staff member, developing and project managing innovative, new low carbon projects.

Pre-reading – Carbon Coop’s ‘Retrofitting for All

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